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Battle of Britain Bunker

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Address: 11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England
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+44 1895 238154
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open...

The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open to the public. The Operations Room, in reality a series of rooms on 2 levels some 60 feet (18m) underground, is reached via 76 steps. The plotting room with its large map table, squadron display boards, balloon and weather states, is exactly how it was when Winston Churchill visited on 15th September 1940

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Battle of Britain Bunker Uxbridge

The visit was very memorable. Only the philistines of the world ( unfortunately many) have not been to this site. It is in terms of history more important than Hastings or dare I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Russell P
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visit was very memorable. Only the philistines of the world ( unfortunately many) have not been to this site. It is in terms of history more important than Hastings or dare I say, Westminster Abbey. The Battle of Britain was conducted at this location. If it hadn't been won, TripAdvisor would be written in German. One thing about the... More 

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Thank Russell P
Windsor, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you are interested in WW11 history, the volunteers that run this venue are very knowledgeable & there is so much to look at it is hard to believe. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time there & will visit again.

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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the history of WW2 this is a must. Unsuitable for people with any sort of walking problem as it is a very long way down. Once you are there it is worth the climb down. Witnessing and seeing how it was done is mind blowing. Considering the communication technology then and now is ibcredible. Very knowledgeable toyr... More 

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Thank cricketphil
Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour is OK, but if you are not into WWII (i.e. normal person) the level of detail is a bit too much. The control-room with the big map is a highlight.

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Thank bomulsan
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I was very surprised by the size of the "Bunker" once inside, a real "Tardis", extremely well maintained and preserved, our historian Chris was extremely knowledgable and provided a captivating speech outlining the history and importance of this unique venue. They are in the process of building a fantastic new visitor centre which i look forward to visiting upon completion.... More 

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Thank JohnWillan
England
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190 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very interesting place and our guide, Stan, was friendly and informative. Note that you need to book in advance and get driving instructions as it is not well signposted. As well as the historic map room there is an interesting small museum.

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Thank Brighton9
Denham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was high tech in the 2nd word war. As proud Britian I am amazed how our country was saved from invasion by winning he air war with, by todays standards, such basic technology. This should be a compulsory visit for all school children. it will demonstrate how much we owe are forefathers.

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1 Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting place if you like history. As local to the area and live nearby I found it so interesting. First visited with my children's school before it was opening to public. They have expanded it so much since then and I guess they always will. If you suffer from claustrophobia and/or have limited mobility then this is unlikely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Group 11 Bunker is as it was left at the end of the war. Its a step back in time to an age where so much is owed to the few. This is a great venue for a history buff but it is a little difficult to find. Thats OK, because it means there are no crowds to fight... More 

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1 Thank Frank Y
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

There only a few places were you can stand in a basically unchanged environment and feel the sense of historical importance all around . This is one of those. It all happened here in 1940 , the place that changed the direction of the war. Truly inspiring!

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